This is a really great story about two Civil War solders that end up helping each other and becoming the best of friends. Patricia Polacco is one of my favorite authors. She was born right here in Lansing. My mom met her at a teacher's conference years ago. She shook her hand, had her sign a book, and they discussed that they were both born at the same hospital. At the end of the Pink and Say book she tells that this story came from her father's family. Say in the story is her great grandfather who shook the hand of President Lincoln. I shook my moms hand, because she shook the hand of the hand of the hand.... who shook the hand of President Lincoln. Cool huh? You have to read the book!